Hundreds of Matalan warehouse staff to strike over pay offer

Union leaders say deliveries at discount retailer Matalan are set to grind to a halt when warehouse staff walk out in a 24-hour stoppage next Monday (August 19). The dispute is over the Knowsley-based firm’s pay offer. The union claims it is worth just 1.5% to some workers, although Matalan says this relates to a minority of staff on weekend shifts at the Knowsley distribution centre who receive £11.14 hourly. The company says the majority, on core shifts, are being offered a 4.7% hourly pay rise. Around 950 people work... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...